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(Bangkok Post)   A 5 year old girl dead, and 34 in the hospital as gunmen attack anti-government protesters with guns and grenades. Nope, not the Ukraine or Venezuela, it's Thailand   (bangkokpost.com) divider line 28
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2014-02-23 08:59:30 AM
Fark don't talk about it
 
2014-02-23 09:01:17 AM
It's not THE Ukraine, coldwarmitter.
 
2014-02-23 09:04:27 AM
Oh good, my sister and nephew are there right now.  He actually got caught up in one of the protests a couple weeks ago and ended up tazed.  They're in the touristy parts now, thankfully.
 
2014-02-23 09:05:01 AM
What a dumb headline.
 
2014-02-23 09:10:13 AM
The two possibilities that come to mind are:
1)Black ops. Scaring people and touching them a lesson
2) people whose livelihood got affected by the protests, especially the large segment that works directly and indirectly with the tourism sector

More difficult for the second group to get weapons.
That said, I rode past shooting range signs that showed automatic weapons, and knowing Thailand, am not sure they follow strict policies.


Wait!
Shooting ranges there catered for the tourists....

Hmm...
 
2014-02-23 09:10:38 AM
The Thai people have been trying to oust a puppet government of Thaksin, the former PM, and overall bad dude, since November because they had to gall to attempt to give amnesty to Thaksin. Now that the corrupt and puppet government's rice scheme has failed, the house of cards is tumbling down. The rice scheme was part of the bribe that got them elected, and because they haven't been paying the farmers the promised, but outrageous, prices for the rice, the farmers have also gotten angry at the government. Its only a matter of time before the illegitimate Thaksin puppet regime is overthrown.
 
2014-02-23 09:19:58 AM
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2014-02-23 09:26:01 AM

Therion: It's not THE Ukraine, coldwarmitter.


Had (s)he also made it "the Venezuela" and "the Thailand", it might have been humorous.
 
2014-02-23 09:41:36 AM

stamped human bacon: Therion: It's not THE Ukraine, coldwarmitter.

Had (s)he also made it "the Venezuela" and "the Thailand", it might have been humorous.


And such as the Iraq.
 
2014-02-23 10:04:24 AM
Heading over there for work next Sunday.  This sucks.
 
2014-02-23 10:06:44 AM

Deathfrogg: stamped human bacon: Therion: It's not THE Ukraine, coldwarmitter.

Had (s)he also made it "the Venezuela" and "the Thailand", it might have been humorous.

And such as the Iraq.


You forgot the Poland.
 
2014-02-23 10:25:17 AM
I guess with the world (and news) distracted by the Olympics, now would be a good time to start protests.
 
2014-02-23 10:51:40 AM
I was sure this would be Chicago
 
2014-02-23 11:09:49 AM

hot toddy: Heading over there for work next Sunday.  This sucks.


You'll be fine.
 
2014-02-23 11:24:14 AM
Don't worry, the Winter Olympics end today and everyone will calm back down within a few days.
 
2014-02-23 11:54:41 AM
So there are thirty four 5-year old girls in the hospital?
 
2014-02-23 12:26:56 PM
Seems like this opposition group should have a dozen or two folks ready with weapons waiting for a secret government strike.
 
2014-02-23 12:40:18 PM

Hagbardr: Deathfrogg: stamped human bacon: Therion: It's not THE Ukraine, coldwarmitter.

Had (s)he also made it "the Venezuela" and "the Thailand", it might have been humorous.

And such as the Iraq.

You forgot the Poland.


Forget the Norway, come to the Kenya!
 
2014-02-23 12:40:54 PM

SewerUrchin99: So there are thirty four 5-year old girls in the hospital?


Yes and one dead.
 
2014-02-23 12:59:45 PM
The politics are too polarized in Thailand, and once the king dies (and he's the longest serving monarch in the world, btw), that country might simply implode. I lived there for a while, and hope to return some day ...
 
2014-02-23 02:28:54 PM
Because nothing calms down protesters like a dead child to rally around.
 
2014-02-23 02:45:27 PM
A quick search on Google news shows anti-government protests in Montenegro, Cambodia, France, Bosnia, Albania, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, South Africa, and Sri Lanka
 
2014-02-23 03:59:31 PM

Clemkadidlefark: I was sure this would be theChicago

 
2014-02-23 05:00:17 PM

zeroman987: The Thai people have been trying to oust a puppet government of Thaksin, the former PM, and overall bad dude, since November because they had to gall to attempt to give amnesty to Thaksin. Now that the corrupt and puppet government's rice scheme has failed, the house of cards is tumbling down. The rice scheme was part of the bribe that got them elected, and because they haven't been paying the farmers the promised, but outrageous, prices for the rice, the farmers have also gotten angry at the government. Its only a matter of time before the illegitimate Thaksin puppet regime is overthrown.


When you say "Thai people" do you mean the military and the several hundred families that control the vast majority of that country's wealth?

Very much a case of BSAB.
 
2014-02-24 02:52:26 AM

zeroman987: The Thai people have been trying to oust a puppet government of Thaksin, the former PM, and overall bad dude, since November because they had to gall to attempt to give amnesty to Thaksin. Now that the corrupt and puppet government's rice scheme has failed, the house of cards is tumbling down. The rice scheme was part of the bribe that got them elected, and because they haven't been paying the farmers the promised, but outrageous, prices for the rice, the farmers have also gotten angry at the government. Its only a matter of time before the illegitimate Thaksin puppet regime is overthrown.


Yeah but they just pinky promised they would pay for the rice last week! So it's all good, they swear it.

On a side note, as much as I dislike the current admin, maybe the Dems should try being elected into office rather than pulling demonstrations and shutting down airports. Because we're just going to see reelections again and again after this crap. Actually having people go out and campaign and point out all of the failed projects, corruption, and debts would be a better use of their time.

But, not my country, I can't vote here.
 
2014-02-24 07:30:30 AM
A five year old in Thailand?  She may have still been a virgin.

Well, she got out before she had to 'earn' a living.
 
2014-02-24 02:53:01 PM
Dipshiat submitter can't even write The Venezuela and The Thailand correctly.
 
2014-02-24 06:33:47 PM
Thailand....
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